|Document ID (ISN)||108176|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0007-9952 - Cahiers de notes documentaires - Hygiène et sécurité du travail
|Convention or series no.
||INRS PR 32-209
||Gaudin R., Marsan P., Baty G., Orivelle D.
||Forestry and exposure to benzene - Survey findings
||Bûcheronnage et exposition au benzène - Résultats d'une enquête [in French]|
||4th Quarter 2007, No.209, p.89-93. Illus. 9 ref.
||http://www.hst.fr/inrs-pub/inrs01.nsf/IntranetObject-accesParReference/HST_PR%2032/$File/pr32.pdf [in French]
||Benzene is a chemical agent that is potentially responsible for increased risks of leukaemia among certain categories of workers exposed to engine fuels. This article describes a study aimed at evaluating the exposure to benzene among loggers and forestry workers, using a biological sampling method. A total of 55 volunteers were subjected to urine sampling before and after a day of work. They also answered a questionnaire on their work and several personal factors, including their smoking habits. It was found that exposures were very moderate, well within permissible levels. This was equally true for smokers, despite the strong effect of smoking on biological markers of benzene exposure.
||forestry and logging; exposure evaluation; benzene
||threshold limit values; France; trans,trans-muconic acid; determination in urine; smoking; confounding factors; exposure tests; creatinine
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||France|
Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)
Forestry and logging